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Bodegas O. Fournier Syrah Cabernet Uco Valley 2006

Bodegas O. Fournier - Cuyo - Argentina - Mendoza - Uco Valley

Professional Wine Reviews for Bodegas O. Fournier Syrah Cabernet Uco Valley 2006

Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
This rich red mixes juicy black cherry, blackberry and spicy plum notes with fine-tuned layers of mesquite, game and mocha notes. Well-built, displaying fine tannins and a long, minerally finish. Drink now through 2016. 200 cases imported.
Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The O. Fournier 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)-Syrah (50%) spent 20 months in new French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. It is deep purple in color with legs that coat the glass while displaying an... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Bodegas O. Fournier

Region: Cuyo

Undoubtedly the most important viticultural region of the country of Argentina is Cuyo, the arid and red-soiled area within central-west Argentina which produces over eighty percent of the nation's wine each year. Cuyo represents the finest aspects of Argentinian wine making, with wineries in the region celebrating their traditions which stretch back to the sacramental wines first introduced to the country by Spanish settlers hundreds of years ago. As with much of Argentina, Cuyo is most famous for the production of Malbec wines, with Malbec grapes thriving prodigiously in the hot climate of the region, reaching full ripeness in ways they rarely could in their native France, and producing wines of exceptional flavor and quality. The Desaguadero River is the key water source in this otherwise dry and dusty region, and successful irrigation projects have helped bring water to even the driest vineyards within Cuyo.

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.
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